The Paper Microscope

Foldscope was created with a vision to solve an accessibility problem in science… What began as a simple idea has grown into a company that provides low-cost tools to communities around the world!

Foldscope is the ultra-affordable paper microscope. It was designed to be portable and durable, while performing on par with conventional research microscopes (140X magnification and 2 micron resolution).

As a company, Foldscope Instruments Inc’s mission is to break down the price barrier between people & the curiosity and excitement of scientific exploration!

Through the purchase of our products, you directly support our mission and enable us to bring tools to communities around the world.